How do I find a passenger list on a ship?
Use Form NATF 81or order online to obtain copies of inbound Federal passenger arrival manifests for ships and airplanes, 1820-1959. Passenger arrival and departure records dated post 1957 were filmed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the original paper records were not retained.
What port did German immigrants leave from?
Southern and western Germans tended to emigrate through the ports of Bremen or Le Havre. Northern and eastern Germans tended to leave through Hamburg. The records of departures from these ports are called passenger lists.
What ships did immigrants sail on?
Immigration & Steamships
|Adriatic||1906||24,563 tons; 709′ x 75′|
|Alaska||1881||6,392 tons; 500′ x 50′|
Where did most German immigrants settle?
The largest settlements of Germans were in New York City, Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwaukee. With the vast numbers of German and Irish coming to America, hostility to them erupted.
Are passenger lists public?
You can search by passenger name and view scanned images of the passenger lists. Ancestry is a subscription database. It is available for free public use at all National Archives research facilities and many public libraries.